With over 35 tables booked, the 1st Annual Valmont Academy Craft ‘n’ Trade Show, held on April 29th, had been predicted to be a big event. But it surpassed expectations.
The day saw a steady stream of visitors. There was a good turnout from King’s Point, of course, and folks came in from other communities as well. Such a good overall turnout provided a good selling day for the vendors, and funds for Valmont Academy.
Valmont was able to generate funds through the table rentals ($20 each) and selling lunch and beverages out of the cafeteria kitchen.
One of the event’s parent-volunteers, Krista Noseworthy, was clearly very pleased with how the day played out. When asked the estimated number of people that attended the Craft ‘n’ Trade Show, she replied:
“I’m thinking 300 or 400 people maybe more! Every vendor I talked to was more than impressed with their sales! Can’t wait for the next one!”
Not only were there vendors from Green Bay, sellers came in from near and far — even Hampton and Corner Brook.
There was a good variety of crafts, products and baked goods available to shoppers: knitted items, preserves, stained glass, cotton candy, popcorn, crochet items and a lot more. Kids sold cake pops. A lady knitted in the corner. Old friends bumped into each other and chatted in the aisles. The event turned out to be a valuable social opportunity for the community, multiple communities in fact.
Valmont Academy Principal Ryan Kelley expressed gratitude to the organizers and community:
“Valmont Academy would like to express a sincere thank you to our school council for organizing a fantastic spring craft and trade show. Your efforts were certainly well worth it as the proceeds will be invested into our students and school. We would also like to thank the many parent, family and community volunteers that worked in the canteen and donated items. As well, thank you to the vendors and all those that came out to show your support. You made the event a special one. We appreciate all that you do to make our school community great.”
Other Upcoming Craft Shows/Markets:
– Mother’s Day Market, at Indian River Academy in Springdale on Saturday May 13, 11am-2pm